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Inspire Fall Conference 2023

Communities of Excellence Fall Conference

October 16-17, 2023

Milwaukee, WI

Join us in Milwaukee for 2 days full of amazing sessions that are certain to Inspire you!  

  • Nationally-known keynote speakers
  • Promising practices from communities that have adopted the Baldrige-based Communities of Excellence Framework
  • Networking with colleagues from across the country

See our Agenda here.

Registration:  Conference Registration is now open!

***Click the link below to see conference pricing based on your attendance type.

Hotels:  A discounted group rate is available to conference attendees.  Make your hotel reservations early to ensure availability!

Sponsors & Exhibitors:  Join communities from all across the nation for an inspiring day of learning and networking at the annual Communities of Excellence Fall Conference. More than 100 professionals from a wide-range of sectors including government, education, healthcare, business, and nonprofit are expected to attend. Don't miss your chance to connect with these communities as an exhibitor or sponsor!  View the sponsorship and exhibitor guide here.

Keynote Speakers:  We are pleased to announce Paul Schmitz and Duane Reynolds as the keynote speakers for the COE Fall Conference. 

Paul Schmitz builds the collective leadership of organizations and communities to achieve greater social impact through his roles as Senior Advisor at The Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out. He is also the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and the  former CEO of Public Allies, where he helped more than 5,000 diverse young adults begin careers working for community and social change. Paul is a faculty member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, was a social innovation advisor to the Obama White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America.

Duane Reynolds, MHA, is the President of the Chartis Center for Health Equity and Belonging and a partner with the Chartis firm. Recognized by countless organizations as a change maker within healthcare, Duane has helped to lead the national conversation around health equity and belonging. His work is illuminating new perspectives and helping others connect the dots between the imperative for health equity and the transformation of health and healthcare.

We are also proud to partner with the Baldrige Alliance for Performance Excellence to offer you the option of attending both the COE Conference on Monday, October 16 and the Baldrige Fall Conference on Tuesday, October 17.


Thank you to our conference sponsors!  Click on their logos to learn more.